Ariana DeBose teams up with Ke Huy Quan for new movie

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Ariana DeBose has been cast alongside Ke Huy Quan in new movie With Love.

The West Side Story and BAFTA rap viral sensation will lead the film alongside Quan, with Deadline reporting that a large number of actresses went for the "highly-coveted" part opposite the Everything Everywhere All at Once Oscar winner.

Plot details for the film aren't being revealed any time soon, but it's set to be an action-comedy with Deadpool 2 and The Fall Guy's David Leitch producing, and Marvel and John Wick stunt co-ordinator Jonathan Eusebio making his directorial debut.

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Everything Everywhere served as a return to the spotlight for Quan, who had stepped away from fame after being a child actor in films like The Goonies and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

When asked why Quan didn't return for last year's Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, director James Mangold said: "We looked at all these different things, but the first thing we were trying to do was assemble a story that made sense in the present, meaning in the 1969 section of the movie.

"If you notice... the only person we follow through the whole way is Indy himself — joined by Helena [Shaw, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge], and I felt like we needed to have a female lead who challenged him.

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"But we looked at all these different things and tried to figure out how they would work. I just didn't want another adult along for the ride."

With Love is set to be released on February 7 in US cinemas. A UK release date has not been confirmed at the current time.

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